Trump contracts Covid-19

President Trump


President Trump in a limo.

Marc Alan-Smith, Writer, Reporter

On Thursday, October 1, President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from a fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey. He tweeted that he had Covid just after 1 a.m. the next day. The White House physician Sean Conley shared that the president was doing well with only minor symptoms, but later had a “high fever and his oxygen saturation was transiently dipping below 94%.”

Trump was moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and given supplementary oxygen, an antibody cocktail — an investigational treatment from the biotechnology company Regeneron — zinc, vitamin D, the heartburn drug famotidine, melatonin, aspirin, and later a 5 day course of the antiviral drug Remdesivir.

On Saturday, Trump was given Dexamethasone, which is a drug shown to help Covid-19 patients, especially those on ventilation. He later tweeted that he was starting to feel better and briefly left the hospital the next day, Sunday, to drive past supporters cheering him on in an SUV with his security detail. Officials said that if he felt as good as he did on Sunday, he could be released on Monday. The final decision, however, is still yet to be made.

President Trump in a limo. (unknown)

You will be updated on the health of the president as we receive new information.